Beer we go - Glossop North End launch beer festival

GLOSSOP North End will be concentrating on pints rather than points next week when they launch their inaugural beer festival.

The festival, which will take place at their Surrey Street ground on Friday May 25 and Saturday May 26, will feature 20 real ales, including from sponsors of the club’s training wear, Howard Town Brewery, as well as a number of ales not normally available in the area. For cider-lovers, there will also be real cider and real Perry available.

Glossop Director Paul Eccles said: “We’ve worked really hard to make sure that this is a great festival for all who come along. Beer experts and their families should have a great time.”

The festival will feature music to keep the drinkers entertained. On the Friday night, hotly-tipped singer/songwriter Lucy Spraggan, from Buxton, will perform, while on the Saturday there will be acoustic sets from local artist Rae Leeson.

Family fun on the Saturday afternoon will include a bouncy castle, face painting and a demonstration event by Centre Stage Street Dance.

And there will be a ceilidh atmosphere on the Saturday evening as new Irish band Transatlantica bring the event to a rip-roaring conclusion.

Food will be available throughout the weekend, with Mettrick’s award-winning pies being the feature of the Friday evening, and a barbecue on the Saturday with burgers freshly made alongside hot dogs and sandwiches.

The festival will run from 6pm on May 25 and from noon on May 26.